Pet allergies are similar to human allergies. Allergic reaction symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and hay fever. The best way to avoid worsening of symptoms if you believe your pet is suffering from allergies is by contacting your vet. At The Veterinary Hospital, we have been providing residents of Eugene, OR with reliable pet care services for many years. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of pet allergies.
What Are Some Allergies That My Pet Can Suffer From?
There are four different types of allergies that pets generally suffer from:
- Contact allergies
- Flea bite allergies
- Food allergies
- Environmental allergies
Our vet will determine the cause of your pet’s allergies and prescribe the appropriate treatment for it if your pet is suffering from one or more of the above allergies.
Is My Pet Suffering from Food Allergies?
When a pet is allergic to one or more ingredients in the food that it eats, food allergies may occur. These allergies may appear as gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting and diarrhea. Food allergies may also affect your pet’s skin, causing it to bite or scratch certain areas. Frequent ear infections are also a symptom of food allergies. If our vet believes your pet is suffering from food allergies, your pet will be put on a prescription diet created to identify whether a certain food that you're feeding your pet is causing its allergy symptoms.
What Are Contact Pet Allergies?
When your pet touches something that causes skin irritation, it is considered a contact allergy. This can be a certain soap or shampoo that contains certain ingredients your pet is allergic to. Irritation and redness will be visible at the site of the contact. Our veterinarian will determine whether or not your pet is suffering from contact allergies and create a plan to help your pet avoid them.
What Is Meant by Flea Bite Allergies?
Flea bite allergies are also known as flea allergy dermatitis. Fleas alone are horrible enough, but many pets have allergic reactions to flea salvia, making flea bites even more unbearable. Your pet may begin to show more irritation and a loss of their hair as a result of these flea bites. Our veterinarian will recommend preventative medication to treat your pet’s flea allergies.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Vet in Eugene, OR
The best way to get your pet tested for allergies is by scheduling an appointment with our veterinarian at The Veterinary Hospital in Eugene, OR. Call us today at (541) 688-1835 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.